Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Betty Hanawalt
Betty Hanawalt Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
Military Police Awarded 6 ARMY COMMENDATIONS, 7 ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDALS, 5 ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDALS, SHARPSHOOTER M-16, 45 CALIBUR, RECEIVED SERGEANT MAJOR OF ARMY AWARD, HONOR GRADUATE FROM NCODP SCHOOLS- FINANCE, UNIT ADMIN. BASIC COURSE. HONOR GRADUATE ANTI-TERRORIST COURSES. ATTENDED NUMEROUS MILITARY COURSE - RELATING TO MILITARY POLICE, LOGISTICS, LAW ENFORCEMENT COURSES, ETC. Military Police trainer for POW company that became first company activated for Desert Storm.
Betty Shaefer Hanawalt
Betty Shaefer Hanawalt Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
Military Police
Glen Rouse
Glen Rouse Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
World Traveler, Defender of the constitution of the US. Loyal Enlisted man. Retired in 1992.
Jimmy E Underwood
Jimmy E Underwood Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retire 1978
Joe Moffitt
Joe Moffitt Class of 1983
Army, 11 Years
Joe served 3 years as an enlisted infantryman, 84-87, one year on the DMZ in Korea. After completing his Masters Degree he accepted a commision in the Army Reserves and has done two tours in the Middle East, one year in Iraq where he earned the Bronze Star. Amd 9 months later, another 13 months traveling throughout the middle east as an Advisor.
John Wohlfeil
John Wohlfeil Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
Transportation for entire career. Started as a driver in California, moved to Heavy Fire Truck maintenance in California, Korea, New Mexico and Germany. Progressed into the office as a Service Writer/Supervisor in Germany and Arkansas and finally an Instructor in California.
John Wohlfeil
John Wohlfeil Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
Transportation for entire career starting as a driver in California, Heavy Fire Truck mechanic in California, Korea, New Mexico and Germany. Service Writer/Supervisor in Germany and Arkansas and finally an Instructor in California prior to retirement and returning to Arkansas.
Michael J Wilson
Michael J Wilson Class of 1990
Navy, 10 Years
Served in the Navy. Stationed in Scotland, Japan, Italy, Kuwait, and Iraq with the Army (101st Airborne).
Nolan Kessler
Nolan Kessler Class of 2010
Air Force, 5 Years
Aircraft Mechanic, Crew Chief/ Maintenance for C-130J
Richard Jasper
Richard Jasper Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
Rank SP5, Viet Nam 1968 - 1969, Last duty station Fort Carson, Colorado. Awards: Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with 60device, Vietnam campaign medal with four bronze stars, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster
Tamara Kemnitz (Stoudt)
Tamara Kemnitz (Stoudt) Class of 1985
Air Force, 10 Years
Computer Technician
Thomas Purnell
Thomas Purnell Class of 1970
Army, 19 Years
Army Intelligence: EW/SIGINT Communications Analyst and Cryptanalyst, DLI/FLC for Czechoslovakian Language training. Served at Ft. Meade, MD (NSA), Kunia, HI (KRSOC), Ft. Irwin, CA (OPFOR-5yrs S2-1yr), Ft. Shafter, HI (PACOMHQ), Denver Buckley AFB. Most fun I ever had. VA rated 100% DAV.

Classmates Spotlight

Canon City High School Classmates

Jeff Ciancio
Class of '77

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School News

Mr. Jim Barkley reaches awesome age of 90!

Former CCHS biology teacher, Mr. Barkley will turn 90 on September 6, 2016. Please help in showering him with cards . ...
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